Atlas is list of county’s bird species

A new bird atlas has been published documenting the current status of all the birds in the county.

The Northumbria Bird Atlas, published by Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club, includes 200 species which commonly breed or spend the winter in the area.

The atlas foreword is by Ann Cleeves, the award-winning crime writer whose novels set in Northumberland about DI Vera Stanhope were turned into an ITV series. She is married to one of the survey team.

Northumberland and Tyneside Bird Club will be donating a copy of the book to every school and library in the area to encourage conservation in the region.

The atlas is available at £25 plus postage and packaging by emailing ntbcorg@gmail.com or from Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s HQ at Gosforth, or the online shop at www.nwt.org.uk/shop